About Us

We are a project part of the Ibero-American General Secretariat, an international, intergovernmental organization that brings together 22 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Latin American and European countries, an area comprising over 600 million citizens.

Our goal is to foster civic innovation in order to promote social change, democratic governance and social, cultural and economic development. Civic innovation is the process that solves social problems with technologies (digital, social, ancestral) and innovative methodologies, through the involvement of the community affected. This means that citizens are no longer passive receivers of institutional actions, but active producers of their own solutions.

Civic Innovation Proyect has established its position as the first joint workspace involving citizens, governments and companies, based on open, collaborative dynamics, launched by an international organization. In 2013, the 22 Presidents unanimously recognised our proposal, and they have urged us to drive a civic innovation agenda in the region for the next years.

Civic innovation laboratories

Our documents


Head of States statement on civic innovation

Comunicado especial sobre la Innovación Ciudadana


Collaborative document on public policies

Documento colaborativo de Políticas Públicas


Collaborative document on civic labs

Documento colaborativo de Laboratorios Ciudadanos  


Collaborative letter for Head of States on civic innovation

Carta colaborativa a Jefes de Estado

Our team

Glocal news and opinions



Posted in - civic innovation & civic lab & Social Innovation
en Oct 20, 2016 0 Comments

by Raúl Oliván   Over a hundred people participated and experienced together the Civic Innovation Lab (LABICCO)  organized by SEGIB at the Summit of Heads of State at Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). The event offered a variety of lectures, discussion panels and workshops. More importantly, eleven social innovation projects were prototyped during two weeks, some even […]

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Posted in - civic innovation & civic lab
en Sep 22, 2016 0 Comments

WHAT MATTERS IS LIFE: Cultural Diversity in Civic Innovation Laboratories*   by Rodrigo Savazoni SERIES: Towards #LABICCO n.5   The scene occurs on the outskirts of a large city in northeastern Brazil. The protagonists are a musician, a DJ to be more precise, who is engaged in producing mixes of Brazilian popular culture compositions, and a […]

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